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Unread 11-01-2009, 12:02 AM
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I really want a good 6.5 was wondering why no one is building a wsm in a 6.5. Dose this combo just not work out or what. It seems to me that this would be a great round, But it dose not get any of the press a lot of these other wildcat get and I was just wondering why. How fast also do you think you could push a 140 out of this round 3250?
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Unread 11-01-2009, 08:19 AM
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Re: 6.5wsm

I know a few guys that have specialty pistols chambered in 6.5wsm, seems it preforms a bit better than the 6.5x284
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Unread 11-01-2009, 10:01 AM
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Re: 6.5wsm

I've been thinking about this round also, my brother shoots the 270wsm, which has been quite popular. Maybe it's the popularity of the other wsm's and already several calibers to choose from. People often talk about shorter barrel life with some of the other.264s, I don't know if it's as bad as they say, I have no experience with them.

What would you use? 270wsm brass?
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Unread 11-01-2009, 03:14 PM
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Re: 6.5wsm

One of the members on another forum I frequent,wssmzone.com is building a 6.5 WSSM rifle,one or two members own 6.5WSSM variations....one or two have the high-$$$ bolt-action pistols in those calibers,I believe....and someone there should be able to answer your questions.

In fact,anyone who is well-versed in Quickload should be able to answer that for you.

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Unread 11-01-2009, 04:07 PM
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Re: 6.5wsm

There are more 6.5WSM owners out there than there seems. For some reason no one wants to talk about them.

I have both a 6.5WSSM and a 6.5WSM. The 6.5 WSSM is basically a 260. I have a 260 also. I can load the same load in the 6.5WSSM as the 260, same powder, samer powder charge, same bullet. I prefer the 260 as the 6.5WSSM is very sensitive to small changes in charge and the 260 deosn't seem to care that much. Both shoot well.

The 6.5WSM will drive a 140 Berger to around 3200+ fps in a 28 inch barrel. (updated)

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Unread 11-01-2009, 07:08 PM
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Re: 6.5wsm

I also think some of the reason is because the 7mm bullets available have such high BC's that it overcomes some of the extra velocity you can pick up with the lighter 6.5 bullets.

High speed 6.5's tend to be barrel burners, as well. High speed 7mm's probably aren't much better, though.


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Unread 11-03-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: 6.5wsm

Just got back from montana on a hunt with my 6.5 Sherman. It has identical case capacity with the WSM but you don't have to deal with the insanely thick brass! I can launch the 140's at 3200+ with a stiff load (26"barrel). The load that I shoot is a 140 berger at 3150 with great accuracy. (given the identical case capacity, you should get about the same velocity with the WSM)......rich
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